There are library cataloging rules. Most of the conflicing entries
situations have been addressed. The results are sometimes less literarily
graceful than one might want, but are set up to sort the way the computer
Clasical music presents a special set of difficulties, among which are those
related to its international nature. When working through a castaloging
sceme, it makes sense to be aware of these.
The fatal error in all cataloging I've seen including that used by libraries
is to have grafted the simplest stuff with the more and most complex. As
slowing as it may be, the only truly successful system starts with the most
difficult, a lesson the American Library Associan has yet to learn.
The idea of getting your CD data into a database from the net still requires
careful placement of the title and performer components, a system to make
sure the performer and/or performing group name is spelled the same way
every time, and one that allow the performance to be uniquely identified
regardless of the label on which it is issued.
You'll need a method for pops of separating songs using the same title but
which are different compositions.
Good luck. Some of us are more sceptical than others but it's in the best
interest of those on this list to be rooting for you.
----- Original Message -----
From: "D P Ingram" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 11:55 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mass Digitization was... 'New' solution for stickey
> On 15 maj 2007, at 02.52, Tom Fine wrote:
>> Here's a thought. One of the largest collections of music metadata is
>> Gracenote and also cddb. And, like everything else out
>> there that is a non-paid "communal" effort, it's chock full to the brim
>> of errors and judgement calls that are sometimes right
> I concur with this. It is also a problem when you get several "version",
> some with spelling errors and the like. This is one thing I am trying to
> develop out with my project. It won't be a CDDB/ Gracenote but hopefully
> the information will be a)accurate and b)peer reviewable/editable. I am
> just worried what happens when two experts collide though. Nothing to
> "show" yet but hopefully in the not too distant future when the developer
> gets it into an alpha/data entry stage.
> Rgds, Darren
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